This year, while the flavours of halumi (halloumi) and honey puffs headline the food trail of Brisbane’s most loved cultural celebration, an all-new experience has been unveiled for Paniyiri Greek Festival – the authentic Greek village, The Plateia!
At home beside the Greek Club, The Plateia will celebrate the sights, smells and tastes of a traditional Greek Village, and has been designed paying tribute to the distinctive Cycladic architecture – think iconic blue window shutters and doors, narrow, paved streets, vine-covered pergolas, whitewashed walls and market stalls full of colour, flavours and characters. Traditional flavour-makers at The Plateia will include:-
The Kafenio creating traditional Greek coffee, frappe, freddocino (a traditional Greek iced coffee), and freddospress;
Zaharoplasteio or sweet shop with the famous Greek sweet Loukoumades (aka, Honey Puffs!) and Ek Mek Kataifi – a scrumptious layered dessert consisting of syrupy baked shredded phyllo, creamy custard and whipped cream;
Psaro Taverna or the Seafood Taverna with fresh octopus prepared and cooked on the coals alongside an authentic Greek oyster shucker and meze platters;
Ouzeri or the Wine Bar also featuring Greek sounds from the bouzouki and traditional Greek beers and wines;
Traditional Taverna with lamb, pork and chicken cooked over the coals and of course souvlaki, and
Market stalls selling the Greek Mandili (scarf/bandana for dancing), Grecian headpieces and jewellery.
“The Plateia is another adventure for Paniyiri Festival goers, and we can’t wait to see them immerse in this wonderful new element of the festival,” said Paniyiri Committee Chair, Chris Kazonis. “Plateia is of course, Greek for ‘village square’ and we are keen for our non-Greek friends and family to include this in their Paniyiri Dictionaries!”
Paniyiri 2017 Fast Facts
Date: Saturday May 20 from 12noon AND Sunday May 21 from 10am
Location: Musgrave Park & The Greek Club, Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane
Info: www.paniyiri.com or 07 3844 1166 | See Paniyiri on Facebook for all up to date information
Tickets: $12 Adults (13+), $5 all Pensioners, Children under 12 FREE.
Tickets are available at the gate and are also available for purchase online from paniyiri.com